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Amelia Quilon2,817 Points
Would you recommend using a comment plug in, rather than coding everything in the comment.php file?
There are several plug ins that more or less create the comment forms for blog posts. Would you recommend using those, or using the comment.php file? If you do use a plug in, are you able to add further customization in the comment.php file?
Sue Dough35,800 Points
Unless you have some really special comment requirements that the plugin fits I would reccomend just using comments.php. There is many free themes you can reference. Once you add a plugin it can make the customization more difficult especially if it doesn't have hooks. So in the long run if you plan on doing customization then I would reccomend staying away from any comment plugins or making your own.
Jonathan GrieveTreehouse Moderator 91,247 Points
It's probably worth checking some plugins out and seeing what works for you. There are many many plugins out there that you can use to do things working with code can do if like me you're not too comfortable with the coding side of things! :-)